Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Scaphytopiini

Leafhopper - Scaphytopius magdalensis Hopper Nymph ID - Scaphytopius Scaphytopius frontalis? - Scaphytopius Please help us to identify this Leafhopper. - Scaphytopius frontalis Weird black and white hopper nymph? - Scaphytopius Sooty leafhopper - Scaphytopius Female, Scaphytopius subgenus Cloanthanus? - Scaphytopius - female Yellowfaced Leafhopper (Scaphytopius frontalis)? - Scaphytopius frontalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Scaphytopiini
Numbers
TBA spp. in TBA genera in our area, ~200 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Range
nearctic and neotropical
Food
herbaceous and woody dicots
Remarks
"The characters formerly used to define the tribe, the produced head and the gena not incised laterally and visible behind the eye in dorsal view, appear to have arisen independently multiple times in Deltocephalinae and are therefore not reliable characters on their own at the tribal level. The tribe is interpreted here to contain only three genera from the New World." Zahniser & Dietrich 2013